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  • Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (979)
    Performance
    (668)
    Story
    (674)

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    H. CRODDICK says: "Wonderful listen"
    "An outstanding performance. A real treat"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If they like Jane Austen I would enthusiastically recommend it. The reader does such a super job on almost all of the characters and hits off several of the characters as portrayed on BBC amazingly. Her timing and inflection were delightful and added alot to the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love both the hero and heroine in this story.


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favorite?

    She hit off Mr. Woodcort so well it was really amazing and did a great job on Ms. Bates. A real joy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (79)

    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    Rosemary says: "Outstanding Narration"
    "Anton Lesser is amazing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a classic tale and the reader is so gifted


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Richard Swiveller; he is very comic


    Which character – as performed by Anton Lesser – was your favorite?

    Daniel Quilp, the villain. Anton Lesser does an outstanding job with every voice, male or female but he truly outdid himself as Quilp.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the scenes when Richard "rescues" the little maid.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very rambling story, as most of Dickens' are but his writing is so outstanding and Anton Lesser is so gifted, the journey is mostly a real pleasure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Sophy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sarah Woodward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (618)

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    Carol says: "The Full Sophy"
    "The Grand Sophy is alot of fun"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Grand Sophy to be better than the print version?

    No


    What other book might you compare The Grand Sophy to and why?

    It is similar to Georgette Heyers other novels but has a bit more humor in it.


    What three words best describe Sarah Woodward’s performance?

    Lively, engaging, overdone


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It is just a lot of fun


    Any additional comments?

    I did not care for the reader over all. She is certainly talented but Ms Heyer's humor is dry and the reader made things a little too comic. It was harder to appreciate the dialogue which is quite witty because the reader's voices were a bit overdone

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David Copperfield

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1217)
    Performance
    (780)
    Story
    (790)

    Based in part on Dickens's own life, it is the story of a young man's journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among its gloriously vivid cast of characters, he e.ncounters his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; the frivolous, enchanting Dora; and one of literature's great comic creations, the magnificently impecunious Mr. Micawber.

    Darwin8u says: "More saints per capita than any book by Butler"
    "This is one of my favorite books"
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    What made the experience of listening to David Copperfield the most enjoyable?

    Even though Dickens consistently indulges in hyperbole and melodrama, it can't seriously detract from his brilliant, dry wit and amazing ability to create compelling characters and produce wonderful dialogue.Simon Vance did a great job of reading this. I particularly liked his pace and expression.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It rings true.


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Alot of talent! He is able to increase both the humor and the tension in the story with his expressive voice and excellent timing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. I cried when Mr. Dick approaches David to tell him that he can help Doctor Strong and his wife because he knows he is mentally ill and that this factor will help him to approach the problem where someone else could not. I have a retarded brother and I can tell now and then that he does sense the difference between himself and others and it does bother him.


    Any additional comments?

    O how I wish we had the values and morals found in Dickens in our society today

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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